Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rockabye - A Little Double Dippin'

I don't normally combine challenges, but these two challenges went together so beautifully I just couldn't resist.  Over at The Shabby Tea Room, the Week #5 challenge is It's Hip To Be Square, and they have this lovely baby quilt as their inspiration photo.  Over at Our Creative Corner Weekly Sketch Challenge, they have this wonderfully square-filled sketch for OCCSC #11.  A match made in heaven, I think!

My sweet little baby image is from Cornish Heritage Farms' Baby Dear stamp set, along with the "Down Lullaby Lane" sentiment from their Vintage Baby Expressions set.  I colored the image with Copics to match my patterned papers, which are from GCD Studios Melody Ross Homespun Chic collection (some fabulous blog candy I received from the lovely Julie of Julie's Open Window).  I tied up this little vignette with some Martha Stewart ribbon, and added some glittered chipboard doves, also from the Melody Ross collection.  A little Cuttlebug embossing and zigzag stitching is going on behind the scenes.

Hope you are all having a beautiful weekend.  I'm going to go out and enjoy the sunny Carolina blue skies. :)

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Jean! I love those sweet little birds....you are so clever!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nice card, and a cute one too, I like how the squares look exactly like a quilt for the baby.

Debbie said...

You should combine challenges more often, Jean -- you hit a 'home run' with this design! It's simply gorgeous -- I {heart} the color combo, DSP's and sweet vintage baby image!!!! Thanks for joining us again this week in the Tea Room -- I love your creative inspiration :)

Julie said...

Just stunning, Jean! Love the glittery birdies holding the ribbon--how perfect!

Hope you're having a beautful Sunday!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet baby card. The birds are a lovely addition. :)

Geri said...

Such a sweet design, Jean! Lovely card!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

beautiful!

Diane said...

They go together beautifully...love~love those birdies "holding" the ribbon and love the glittery birds...now why didn't I think of that...lol!!!

Katy said...

Adorable Jean! Love the patchwork.

Pam said...

That's a very sweet piece of work Jean, and I have to say that you do beautiful work all round!
I just dropped in to thank you for voting for me in April's Mind Wide Open challenge, and I got the bonus of seeing all your gorgeous work! I'll be back I'm sure. :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the pattern papers you used. Such a sweet baby card indeed!

Audrey Pettit said...

oooh, this is gorgeous, Jean! Love your colors and great use of all those squares. That stamped baby image is just so sweet and what a perfect sentiment. You did a great job coloring, too. Thanks for playing along again with us at the Tea Room this week.

Heather Jensen said...

I have nominated you for an award. Stop by and see. :)

PapierGirl said...

How sweet is this.....beautiful work! :)

Steph said...

Oh my, this is STUNNING. You absolutely incorporated the inspiration piece but the card is so unique. Well done.

Jenny said...

This is so pretty... I love it!! :D If you get a chance hop over to my blog, I have a new challenge posted (May Arts prize pack)... have a wonderful week!! :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Such a gorgeous baby card and fabulous job of both challenges!!! I love your colours, colouring and the doves holding the ribbon is just darling!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Oh, my, this is amazing. I love how you created your background to pick up the quilt over baby. Fabulous card!

thefrugalcrafter said...

that card is breathaking! I love the sweet baby image!

Holly said...

Ohhhhhhhh can you just see my heart melting?? This is adorably sweet! Love the quilt background and that sweet baby swinging in the tree and those glittery birds.... Just gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Love it! So darn cute. Thanks for joining us at the OCC Sketch challenge. I hope you play again.

Shar said...

Darling quilt card! Love how you tied in the papers and the quilt on the image. Lovely coloring!

Rose said...

oh this is precious!!! thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

Laurel said...

Oh this is just beautiful!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

MAGNIFICENT card!! Thank you so much for playing with OCC this week!